JVP is confronting Jewish institutions that are maintaining the status quo and building alternative Jewish communities that act on values of justice.


JVP-Chicago leads mobilization to confront the Jewish National Fund (JNF) Annual Meeting, October 2015. In this video you see Rabbinical Council co-founder Rabbi Brant Rosen lead a Havdallah/end of Shabbat ritual outside the JNF’s major donors dessert reception. The next day a broad coalition of Palestinian-led organizations and JVP chapters from across the midwest disrupt their meeting with singing and chanting.


This video is a statement of purpose and an open challenge to the Jewish community to listen to Jewish youth and our commitment to creating a vital, Jewish life that embraces all people–including Palestinians–as equals.



The Jewish Voice for Peace Rabbinical Council has come together to speak out on behalf of justice for all peoples in the Middle East. A fast growing network of rabbis, cantors and rabbinical students, we support each other through bi-annual in-person gatherings, in our Mentorship and Support Program, and ongoing consultation.

We create ritual materials and alternative Jewish liturgies for JVP, and provide support for JVP members, chapters, and campaigns. If you are a rabbi, cantor or a rabbinical or cantorial student interested in joining, or to send the Rabbinical Council a message, email ilana.lerman@jewishvoiceforpeace.org

Council Members

Leora Abelson- Boston, MA, Hebrew College
Rabbi Rebecca Alpert- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Lev Baesh- Boston, MA
Rabbi Chava Bahle- Suttons Bay MI
Rabbi David Basior- Seattle, WA
Rabbi Haim Beliak Los Angeles, CA
Rabbi Joseph Berman- Washington, DC
Rabbi Freyda Black- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Meryl Crean- Philadelphia, PA
Cantor Michael Davis- Chicago, IL
Rabbi Art Donsky- Pittsburgh, PA
Rabbi Michael Feinberg- New York, NY
Rabbi Ari Lev Fornari- Boston, MA
Rabbi Shai Gluskin- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Borukh Goldberg- Santa Cruz, CA
Rabbi Lynn Gottlieb- Berkeley, CA

Rabbi Julie Greenberg- Philadelphia, PA
Miriam Grossman- Philadelphia, PA, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Rabbi Linda Holtzman- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Margaret Holub- Albion, CA
Ariana Katz- Philadelphia, PA, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Rabbi Edward Klein- Queens, NY
Rabbi Alan LaPayover- Philadelphia, PA
Sandra Lawson- Philadelphia, PA, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Rabbi Sarra Lev- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Eyal Levinson- Givataim, Israel
Rabbi Jeremy Milgrom- Jerusalem, Israel
Rabbi David Mivasair- Vancouver, Canada
Rabbi Dev Noily- Oakland, CA

Rabbi Alexis Pearce- San Diego, CA
Rabbi Michael Ramberg- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Brant Rosen- Evanston, IL
Jessica Rosenberg- Philadelphia, PA, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Rabbi Ken Rosenstein- Boston, MA
Rabbi Shifrah Tobacman- Emeryville, CA
Rabbi Brian Walt- Ithaca, NY
Rabbi Lew Weiss- Indianapolis, IL
Rabbi Alissa Wise- Philadelphia, PA
Rabbi Joey Wolf- Portland, OR
Nora Woods- Philadelphia, PA, Reconstructionist Rabbinical College
Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman- Madison, WI
Rabbi Rain Zohav- Rockville, MD

Get breaking news, analysis and action alerts: